Jolyon Palmer: “I hope we can make progress and score some points”

Jolyon Palmer will start eleventh at his home Grand Prix - Credit: Renault Sport Formula 1 Team

Jolyon Palmer had one of his better qualifying sessions of the season at Silverstone on Saturday, with the Renault Sport Formula 1 Team racer set to start eleventh on the grid.

The British racer just missed out on following team-mate Nico Hülkenberg through to the top ten shootout by 0.088 seconds, and he felt that he had the pace in the car that could have seen him advanced through.

Despite this, Palmer feels that he has a good chance of securing his first points finish of the season, with the former GP2 Series champion having finished eleventh in three of the past four grand prix.

“I had a really good feeling with the car today and I’m happy with that result,” said Palmer. “We could maybe have made up one tenth or so, but we’re starting in a much better place than we have done in recent races so I hope we can make progress and score some points tomorrow.

“I’m pretty confident that we can have a good race. The atmosphere all weekend has been awesome with so many Union Jacks in the stands – I’m loving the support.

“It’s good motivation and driving the track with these cars is so much fun at the moment.”